Job Posting: I/O Psychologist Intern

09/15/2016 11:00 AM | Anonymous

Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

Location: Washington, DC

Note: Applications for this position must be submitted by 9/23/16

About the Job

This position will have multiple work schedules (Full Time and Part Time) as workload and school schedule allows.

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is the President's agent and advisor for the Government's human resources management systems. Our key responsibility is to ensure these systems support agencies in recruiting, hiring and retaining a merit-based, high-quality, diverse workforce necessary to meet the needs of the American people.

This Intern position is part of the Pathways Internship Program within the Work-Life & Leadership and Executive Development Group within the Office of Personnel Management, Employee Services, Senior Executive Services & Performance Management.

This Intern position is part of the Pathways Program within the Office of Personnel Management, Employee Services.

The Pathways Internship Program targets students accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program in an accredited educational institution, on at least a half-time basis. At the successful conclusion of this program, you may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a Federal career or career-conditional position.

Due to the high volume of applications we anticipate for the vacancy, this announcement will close the day we receive 200 applications or after 2 weeks - whichever comes first.

Job Responsibilities

The duties of the intern position will be performed under the direction of senior Industrial/Organizational psychologists, project managers, and Group Manager. Duties include:

  • Assist in conducting research on leadership development topics including conducting data analysis (using SPSS, SAS R or EXCEL). Contribute to writing technical reports, guidance, white papers, fact sheets, and other documents that summarize research findings.
  • Assist in survey design and implementation. 
  • Collect and assist in the analysis of information and data for Government- wide leadership development and executive resources programs.
  • Develop a working knowledge of leadership and executive development laws, regulation, policies, and procedures, which require reading and understanding moderately complex materials.
  • Assist in maintaining email correspondence with relevant agency stakeholders to ensure the advancement and implementation of leadership and executive development program initiatives.
  • Support the team effort by contributing ideas and special knowledge in the formulation of leadership and executive development program plans by providing technical advisory service as requested by team leader and group manager.

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below)
  • Intern Program Eligible (see Intern Eligibility below)
  • U.S. Citizen

Qualifications

Applicants must have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited or pre-accredited academic institution leading to a bachelor's or higher degree with a major or equivalent in psychology to receive further consideration.

AND

Minimum Qualifications for the GS-07 grade level:

  • One full year of specialized experience at the GS-05 level performing Industrial/Organizational Psychology duties such as assisting with research design, gathering data, analyzing the data using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) and EXCEL, and report writing; or
  • One year of graduate level education in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (or equivalent) in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or a related field (for example, applied psychology, social psychology, applied social psychology, organizational development) but have not completed the requirements of the degree; or
  • A bachelor's degree with superior academic achievement (as described below) in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (or equivalent) in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or a related field (for example, applied psychology, social psychology, applied social psychology, organizational development); or
  • An equivalent combination of specialized experience and graduate level education.
  • Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) Applicants must have completed all the requirements for a bachelor's degree- in a related field from an accredited college or university AND meet at least one of the qualification requirements as described below:

A grade-point average (GPA) of B (3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale) for all completed undergraduate courses, or courses completed in the last two years of undergraduate curriculum; OR, A grade-point average (GPA) of B+ (3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale) for the required courses in your major field of study, or required courses in your major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study; OR, Rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, university, or major subdivision at the time of application; OR, Elections to membership in a national scholastic honor society, other than freshman honor societies. Honor societies that have been approved are listed in the Association of College Honor Societies. Please submit a college transcript(s) showing that you maintained a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 for all 4 years of undergraduate courses, or, on all undergraduate courses completed during the final 2 years of your curriculum, including all transferred courses. 

Minimum Qualifications for the GS-09 grade level:

  • One full year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-07 level performing Industrial/Organizational Psychology duties (for example, conducting literature searches, performing statistical analyses using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) and EXCEL); identifying problem areas; administering organizational surveys and presenting recommendations based on study findings; report writing; or 
  • A Master's degree or two years of graduate level education in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or a related field (for example, applied psychology, social psychology., applied social psychology, organizational development); or 
  • An equivalent combination of specialized experience and graduate level education.

Minimum Qualifications for the GS-11 grade level:

  • One full year of specialized experience equivalent at the GS-9 grade level performing Industrial/Organizational Psychology  such as: coordinating research design, gathering data, analyzing the data using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) and EXCEL, identifying problem areas, and developing and presenting alternative and recommendations based on study findings, consolidating and preparing final reports; and updating and revising standard operating documents; and documenting research results); or
  • A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., is substitutable if the degree is related field such as: Industrial/Organizational Psychology (or equivalent) in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or a related field (for example, applied psychology, social psychology, applied social psychology, organizational development) but have not completed the requirements of the degree; or
  • An equivalent combination of specialized experience and graduate level education.

INTERN ELIGIBILITY:  

You must be a student accepted for enrollment or enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, degree) in a qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled).

How to Apply

To apply and for more information on this position, please view the job announcement: 

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/449496000


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